Originally Posted by Daneborn
That's also a great suggestion.
I believe the Excellency title is mostly used for foreign ambassadors here in Sweden.
What do you think of ''His Excellent Highness Prince Daniel Westling''
I'm coming around to think it would be easier to give him a title like Duke of Västergötland while he's married to the crown princess. then she can upgrade him when she becomes the queen and the people has gotten accustomed to him.
In my opinion the title should be rather equal to that of the princess - if the king is against a son-in-law Daniel, then he should say so and forbid the marriage but if he okays it, he really should show that he accepts his son-in-law and not make him into a second-class Royal.
That, I'm convinced, would be the wrong signal from a man who himself has married a commoner. It would show to the Swedish people that while the German commoner Silvia was good enough to become Her Majesty, Swedish born commoner Damiel is not good enough to become a "Royal Highness".
Could probably cause some problems with the Swedes...
As for the problem of a potential divorce: there are all kinds of possibilities to work out solutions for any upcoming event in the marriage contract. Eg as consort of the Crown princess Daniel is known as Mr. Daniel Westling, if that's the way it works in Sweden today? How does the name-law in Sweden works nowadays?
Here in Germany, the couple can decide to use either the name of the husband, the name of the wife or select one as family name and one can use his former name combined in a double name.
Eg Prinz von Hohenzollern marries Herzogin von Wuerttemberg, they could decide leave it as it is, or to be Prinz and Prinzessin von Hohenzollern or Herzog und Herzogin von Wuerttemberg or Prinz von Hohenzollern und Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Herzogin von Wuerttemberg or Herzog von Wuerrtemberg-Prinz von Hohenzollern and Herzogin von Wuerttemberg. The kids bear only the name both decided to use as family name.
So in Germany, CP Victoria & Daniel could become CP Victoria of Sweden and Mr. Westling or Mr. and Mrs. Westling or Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden. In the first case they would have to settle the question which name is the family name - of Sweden or Westling. Or Bernadotte? Maybe even that.
But: all these decisions have nothing to do with titles, as they exist in Germany not anymore.
I wonder how this is in Sweden? What possibilities are there for the normal citizen?
Other possibilities for the marriage contract: On becoming the father of the future king or queen Daniel is elevated to the rank of "His Royal Highness" and Prince of the kingdom of Sweden. In case of a divorce before becoming father, he is still Mr. Westling, in the other case he may keep name and title or exchange it to a lower one or whatever...